Manual Exposure Shooting

You can shoot at your favorite exposure by manually setting the shutter speed and aperture value.
  1. Set the mode dial to (Manual Exposure Shooting).

  1. Press the jog dial to select the shutter speed, aperture (F value) or ISO speed.

  1. Select the shutter speed and aperture (F value) using the jog dial.

Jog dial
Moving items
Shutter speed, aperture (F value) or ISO speed settings

  1. Press the shutter button to shoot the image.

Setting the shutter speed and aperture (F value)
The difference between the settings and proper exposure judged by the camera appears as an EV value on screen.
A: Shutter speed value
B: Aperture value
  • 0EV is the value judged as the most suitable by the camera.

  • When the shutter speed is one second or slower, the shutter speed is indicated by [˝], for example, [1˝].

  • When you set the shutter speed slower, using a tripod is recommended to prevent the effects of vibration.

  • When the shutter speed becomes slower than a certain speed, the NR slow shutter function is activated automatically to reduce image noise, and appears on the screen.

  • If you select slow shutter speeds, it takes time to process the data.

  • [Auto] cannot be selected for [ISO] in Manual Exposure Shooting mode.

  • If proper exposure is not obtained by your settings, the setting value indicators on the screen will flash when the shutter button is pressed halfway down. You can shoot in this condition, but exposure readjustment is recommended.

  • You may not be able to set some functions or MENU items depending on the selected REC mode. For details, see “Functions not available in some REC modes” [Details] and “MENU items not available in some REC modes.” [Details]

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